Monthly Archives: August 2012

Falkenburg Riesling “Spatlese” (Late Harvest) 2011 wine review by (PB)

Sweet tropical spicy fruit and green melon aromas wrapped in a light greenish straw hue.Palate–Juicy tropical fruit with slight apple/melon notes that drinks easily and enjoyably. I would prefer a higher acid level but this was acceptable.This Mosel German wine is a “Pradikat” wine meaning it has a “title”–Spatlese–which pertains to its level of sweetness.…

Castello Banfi Brunello di Montalcino 2006 Wine Review (NW)

Tasting notes:A restrained nose of cherry and earthy notesFull bodied and firmly textured on the palateLong finish of cherry, leather, and spice layers that shows depth and densitySummary:This wine has good depth and density that suggests cellaring potential.  Right now, it’s still quite restrained and closed.  The bouquet hasn’t opened on the nose and as…

Louis Jadot Macon-Villages Chardonnay 2010 Wine Review (NW)

Tasting notes:Fruity apple notes on the noseMedium bodied on the palateFinishes with apple, citrus, and mineral notesSummary:Stylistically, this is right up the middle.  It has nice fruit qualities and good acidity to back it up.  Widely available, consider this a go-to white Burgundy when you need something reliable and value priced.  It runs around $15…

Roederer Estate Brut Sparkling (NV) Wine Review by Billy

Nose: Creamy lemon and cracker notes with softer truffle layers underneath.Palate: Medium bubbles, incredibly dry, with a strong, firm acid core makes you stand up and take notice.  Big lemmony citrus feel that pervades your entire mouth.  Wow.  Big flavors and feel here.Finish: Softer tropical flavors are gentle after the citrus explosion in your mouth. …